The Business Administration program focuses on a basic understanding of business skills needed for entry-level business professionals. The program introduces students to the functional areas of business, including ethical business practices, technology, and communication skills needed in today’s business environment. As part of the program, students will choose elective courses focusing specifically in Accounting or Management and Operations. A Diploma will be awarded upon successful completion of the program. Outside work required.


The Business Administration program is intended to provide career-focused students the ability to gain the fundamental, communication, administration, and career advancement skills necessary to prosper in a diverse local and global business environment.

Students will:

  • Describe basic concepts of the functional areas related to local and global business
  • Define regulatory and ethical business practices
  • Use basic information systems and quantitative techniques
  • Develop professional communication, documentation, and presentations through basic research techniques.


  • Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Pass the entrance exam
  • Background check, as applicable

Program Outline

To receive a Diploma in Business Administration, students must complete 24.0 semester credit hours (704 clock hours). This Diploma program can be completed in 8 months for full-time students.

Business Administration Major Courses (24.0 credit hours)

ACG 1200 – Accounting Principles I 3.0 credit hours
ACG 2200 – Accounting Principles II 3.0 credit hours
BUL 1100 – Business Law 3.0 credit hours
FIN 2100 – Financial Management 3.0 credit hours
MAR 1200 – Introduction to Marketing 3.0 credit hours

Electives: Accounting (9.0 credit hours)

ACG2300 – Accounting Information for Business Decisions 3.0 credit hours
ACG2400 – Integrated Accounting 3.0 credit hours
TAX2300 – Principles of Taxation 3.0 credit hours

Electives: Management and Operations (9.0 credit hours)

GEB1200 – Entrepreneurship 3.0 credit hours
MAN1100 – Principles of Management 3.0 credit hours
MAN2600 – Human Resource Management 3.0 credit hours

Business Administration Program

ACG 1200 Accounting Principles I: 3.0 credit hours
Defines the objectives of accounting and their relationship to organizations through fundamental concepts and principles. Topics include ethical conduct, use of debits and credits, classification of accounts, journalizing, preparation of financial statements and use of a trial balance. Accrual method accounting procedures are discussed with end-of- year procedures and financial statements. Outside work required.

ACG 2200 Accounting Principles II: 3.0 credit hours
Expands on accounting concepts, techniques, standards, and principles. Topics include an expansion of ethical behavior, account classifications, measuring and journalizing transactions and events, and the preparation of financial statements including the statement of cash flows. Financial statement ratio analysis is introduced. Outside work required. Prerequisite: ACG1200.

ACG 2300 Accounting Information for Business Decisions: 3.0 credit hours

Identifies how accounting information is used in making organizational decisions. Students enhance their ethical knowledge and also their computer skills using spreadsheet software to solve accounting problems. Outside work required. Prerequisite: ACG2200.

ACG 2400 Integrated Accounting: 3.0 credit hours
Integrates traditional accounting concepts and ethics with computerized accounting procedures. Software will be used to enter transactions and events to complete an accounting cycle for an organization. Outside work required. Prerequisite: ACG2200.

BUL 1100 Business Law: 3.0 credit hours
Presents fundamental principles of law applicable to business transactions. Topics include contracts, sales contracts (UCC Codes), government regulations, commercial paper, property bailments, agency, debtor-creditor relations, real property and insurance. Outside work required.

FIN 2100 Financial Management: 3.0 credit hours
Examines corporate finances through organizational structure, practices and policies. Topics include ratio analysis, leverage, cash budgeting, capital structure, NPV, the CAPM, valuation concepts and analysis of financial statements. Outside work required. Prerequisite: ACG2200.

GEB 1200 Entrepreneurship: 3.0 credit hours
Introduces development of business and the role of an entrepreneur in today’s economy. Topics include general theories, principles, concepts and practices of entrepreneurship. Heavy emphasis is placed on lectures, readings, case studies and group projects. Outside work required.

MAN 1100 Principles of Management: 3.0 credit hours
Presents a combination of current and traditional views of management organized around a functional and process approach. Topics include basic management principles and theory and analysis of management functions in planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. Outside work required.

MAN 2600 Human Resource Management: 3.0 credit hours
Presents current theories and research regarding the development of individual managers and business organizations. Cases illustrating developmental methods are utilized. Outside work required.

MAR 1200 Introduction to Marketing: 3.0 credit hours
Discusses the principles and functions of marketing and its role in a business environment. Utilization of guiding principles of relationship building to establish and maintain trust and confidence in a firm’s products and/or services is taught. Outside work required.

TAX 2300 Principles of Taxation: 3.0 credit hours
Presents an overview of US federal income taxes. Topics include applicable tax codes, ethical conduct, income and deductions, and an overview of tax forms and schedules. Outside work required. Prerequisite: ACG2200.